I learned a long time ago not to ever think I’m the smartest guy in the room. As a kid, I had to work hard for my school grades, they didn’t come easy. Often times I had to sit with a tutor after school, especially when it came to MATH.
As we get older and move in to adulthood we begin to call our tutors for life, mentors. They help us navigate new waters, gain perspective, and teach us what we haven’t learned yet.
While I’ve been blessed with patient tutors and caring and insightful mentors, I’ve been primarily shaped, stretched, and grown through a key source: The Word of God.
For the follower of Jesus the Bible is our compass for life direction, our ruler by which everything is measured, and a lantern for this darkened path we walk in this life. In essence, it is the spiritual version Swiss Army knife for living.
Let’s pray today that God would give us not only a passion for his word, but a deeper understanding. Whether His words are read or heard when preached, God’s word is alive and active when encountered.
Listen to this prayer found in Psalm 119:
11 I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
12 Blessed are you, O Lord;
teach me your statutes!
A key component of our prayer time should be asking God to give us a hunger and understanding of his statutes.
Where are you? Are you secretly bored when you try to read through scripture? Scripture says that we have not because we don’t ask. Ask God to illuminate the power and wisdom found in His recorded words.
Have you plateued in your desire to learn? It’s time to go to another level. Ask God to take you there.
Spend some time reading through Psalm 119 this week. It’s a 176 verses of encouragement toward embracing God’s word. Ask God to stoke the embers of passion for His word as you read.
Praying for you.